Central Collections: Rare Books

CENTRAL - RARE BOOKS Margaret Mitchell - Personal Book Collection


The Special Collections Department has a diverse collection of rare books. It includes books that were part of the YMLA collection, the Carnegie Library collection, the Hattie Wilson High Collection, editions of Gone with the Wind, signed editions and various other books generally relating, but not limited to, Georgia and/or Southern history. In addition to published books, the collection includes broadsides, pamphlets and brochures, reports, organizational publications, newsletters, newspapers, scrapbooks, manuscripts, maps and posters. Criteria for inclusion in the Rare Books collection include: rarity, monetary value, age, provenance or associative significance, historical artifacts, signatures or dedications, susceptibility to theft or mutilation and fragility.



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